Secondary Storage

Published on October 13th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


How about a mini chest tool box?

I’ve seen many hacks on the Fira mini chest, most of them decorative, so this one from PK Shiu is a new take on it. It turns out to be a pretty neat looking tool box but methinks it needs a coat of red.

He says, “A 10-minute hack to turn a plain looking Fira mini chest into a high tech looking tool box for my electronic parts.”

PK simply added Kosing handles to the top of the chest. Measure the centre line of the small drawers against the top piece of the chest (if not, the drawers will get stuck.) Screw in the handles (he added 4 washers as the screws were too long) before assembling the chest as usual.

See more of PK Shiu’s high tech mini chest tool box.

Check out PK Shiu’s previous hacks:
- Magiker shoe cabinet
- Self-watering plant pot

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

4 Responses to How about a mini chest tool box?

  1. Robj98168 says:

    I think this is one cool hack! I need a bunch of different toolboxes at work for small items- very cool

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yeah – as a useful hack, this is kind of a stretch. I have one of those Fira mini chests, and the drawers will totally fall out if you tip it forward. Also, the handles don’t really look comfortable or useful – it’d be better to place them on the sides like a traditional tool box. A single handle in the center would also work better.

  3. Lizzy says:

    Neat! I wish I could have gotten my Fira actually put together–the nails included in the box broke/bent easily and the pieces were warped. This happened on all three that I bought (was going to use them as storage) and since I live two hours from the nearest ikea and only go there when I have to be in that area, I ended up having to just throw them away. :(

  4. Dave Horan says:

    Could probably use some velcro stips on the sides and across drawers to keep them from opening up when you;re moving it.

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